Jul 30, 2014
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Royally Speaking: Jesse Royal Meets Major Lazer

Words by Deejay Theory —

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Coming in extra hot to supplement today’s Mixtape Mondays comes the big combination from LargeUp extended family Jesse Royal and Mr. Walshy Fire. We’ve been steadily seeing Jesse rise as our Top Artist to Watch in 2014, and around this time last year went in for an in-depth interview to give people and idea of what’s to come from the singer.

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EVENT: Chronixx + Junior Reid at Central Park SummerStage

Words by LargeUp Crew

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LargeUp has teamed with OkayplayerFederation Sound and Rice & Peas to bring Chronixx and Zincfence Redemption, along with Junior Reid, to Central Park Summerstage in NYC on July 26th. The show, which is absolutely free, takes place from 3-7 p.m. at Rumsey Playfieled near 72nd Street and 5th Ave, and celebrates the 15th anniversary of both Okayplayer and Federation. We don’t need to remind you of the impact that Chronixx has had on reggae music over the last few years, or do we? In any case, this event is going to be huge!

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Mixtape Mondays: Jahdan Blakkamoore, Bass Odyssey x Buju Banton, Tribe of Kings x Mighty Mystic

Words by Deejay Theory —

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Another week at hand at Mixtape Mondays with more new and timeless music to share. Some insane dubplates this round from one of the pioneering soundystsems in reggae and dancehall history, plus more original music from some big voices in modern roots and beyond. Check the vibes below

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AUDIO: Brooklyn Bounce from We Chief ft. Da Professor

Words by Deejay Theory 

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Some fresh and energetic self-described “raggatronic” business from brand new Brooklyn collective We Chief featuring big vocals from JA killer Da Professor. As you may know, the borough of Brooklyn has long been a hotbed of converging cultures, styles and of course music, and for this combination we get an electronic gallis anthem complete with elements of ragga, soca, dancehall and moombahton with a carnival pulse. Definitely look out for more bangers from this team soon.

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Throwback Thursdays: Maxi Priest On His Classic Shabba Collaboration “Housecall”

Words by Richard “Treats” Dryden

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You could probably learn a thing or two about sexual relations from listening to Maxi Priest and Shabba Ranks’ “House Call” in 1991. However, getting it on, or getting it in, was the furthest thing from my mind when I first heard their collaboration at age 10. My father—a Jamaican DJ from New York, newly transplanted to Los Angeles—made me a mixtape with some of Shabba’s reigning hits like “Housecall” and “Mr. Loverman,” along with a bunch of tunes over the Telephone Love riddim. I was smitten by his seamless transition of the original “Housecall” into its 12” remix and the various versions of “Mr Loverman,” such as the David Morales Ragga Hop Mix. I might have been too young to remember “Housecall” gaining mass appeal in NY: it was Shabba’s core dancehall releases resonated deeper in my Caribbean neighborhood of Flatbush, Brooklyn.

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EVENT: Tifa + Corey Chase on the LargeUp Sessions (7/10)

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LargeUp is proud to announce that dancehall’s certified diva Tifa, as well as DJ Corey Chase, are joining us for this Thursday’s edition of the LargeUp Sessions radio show.

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